Hail Damage

July 10, 2017

This is what 80 mph winds combined with golf ball size hail does to 6 foot high tall corn.  Unbelievable. Many fields look like this.  There is virtually nothing left of the soybeans. More tomorrow.

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July 10, 2017

Hail stones the size of golf balls powered by high winds are extremely dangerous in Iowa in the middle of the growing season.  Power poles snapped off, corn stripped and gone!  This is what North Iowa farmers are dealing with this morning.  Broken windows, siding and dented cars as well as dead animals in the […]

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A Birthday Pillowcase

July 7, 2017

It’s Aidan’s birthday tomorrow and he requested a pillowcase in bright blue and bright green with his name on it.  Voila!  A birthday present for Aidan. I don’t sew like I used to BH – Before Hazel,  Hazel takes all my time as puppies tend to do.  We are constantly working on training and behavior […]

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The Log Cabin Quilt

July 5, 2017

I gathered all my bright and pastel mens’ cotton shirts to make this quilt.  I literally tore random width strips as you can see in this picture. I pieced traditional log cabin blocks that measured 10-12″ each.   I straightened up the edges and sewed blocks into rows 5 across. I laid the rows together […]

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Happy Fourth of July!

July 4, 2017

Friends in Montana sent me this picture this morning – isn’t it wonderful?  I’m quite sure they set it up – they are great decorators – both inside and outside. Mama Kitty and the kittens go outside to play every evening. The irrigator was working yesterday – hope you can see it because I sat […]

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Kids and Kitties

July 2, 2017

Connie takes her kittens, Lily and Dot, to the lake with her every weekend and they are good little travelers.  Claire just loves cats – she wants to BE a cat so you can imagine how thrilled she was to meet Lily and Dot this weekend! Ben is doing well and enjoying the kittens but […]

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Garden Tour at Connie’s 

June 29, 2017

Reed wanted to see Connie’s gardens up close so his mom, Karla, baby sister June and older brother Nolan came, too.  I think they were impressed – who wouldn’t be?  And Karla left with some plants for her own gardens. Here’s Connie, June, Karla, Nolan and Reed. Pink lilies  – just beautiful! This is one […]

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Just a Few Photos

June 28, 2017

Telly got her summer haircut. Ryan and Hazel Some garden flowers And these are all volunteer flowers.

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The Wedding

June 25, 2017

June 24, 2017 Danny Rose married Virginia Bratney in Des Moines, IA. Lovely simple ceremony. More pictures. And unwrapping the quilt. Congratulations and much love to Danny and Virginia Rose!

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The Wedding Quilt

June 24, 2017

Here it is – queen size improv-pieced quilt for Danny and Virginia’s wedding gift.  I like it again – after I work on a big project for a long time, I am really sick of it until I put it away and bring it out again.  I hope they like it.  I took pictures from […]

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